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INJ GMT EDITION THE STAR'S next fiction offering will be one of CAPT. KINO'S MOST powerful stories * ■ , ■ i ." *. "WE'VE GOT OUR EYES ON YOU" CIVIC UNION HAS APPOINTED A COMMITTEE TO KEEP TAB ON MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL—WATCHING PROCEEDINGS IN LIGHT PLANT AND GAS FRANCHISE MATTERS PARTIC ULARLY Unknown to th* public and M m—ay of the "marked" men them aefre** th* I'ivte Union has been cloaely watching and recording the Official action* of every Seattle city councilman slnr* th* now council cam* Into betas last March. Their scrutiny Is dire, particularly against three of th* tM_M and best known of the counctlmen, retarding whom more or leas unsavory, though purely circumstantial gap— ' bay* baan mate to efflaan of the union. * »"* The committee that hna been ap pointed to ok into the matter con stat* of J M. lYlnk. C. J Smith. K. C Harper. Watson Allen, T. N. Hal- | ian _. O. Graves. A. 0, Kerry, U Frank Brown and hard Mans- ' field White. At least "ti« of thes* men hi* been present at every re cent meeting of the council and at autre thai on* committee meeting At Interval* the committee has t» parted lis findings to the *x*cutlv* committee of the union. When th* term of eeich ' mil" ilu.an expire* lb* union will have In Its possession a com pie re re.'or- of his act*, which can he used agalnat hlin In the next muntcljal campaign. If found bat. At tht present time the commit toe 1- keeping especially clot* tab on 'tht municipal lighting plant* prog reaa and the trying ordeal l*\ which the American Improve— 'com pany's 11 *** franchise la being sub jected In Its passage through the dty** legislative machinery. The matters of water rate reduction and Of beeping the Seattle 0 l~he BEPOBLIOMS EM J BBEM ThE BEMLOCI •lO MOKE CHANCE TODAY THAN THERE WAS TEN DAYS AGO OF NOMINATING A MAN FOR GOVERNOR IN ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD, Dl May Sl.— When th* Republican state conven tion reassembled today to continue tht balloting for a nomine* tor gov ernor there were many re-tors of deals and settlement* of the dead lock In circulation, but the first ballot failed to Indicate much change from the last taken over ten days ago, when the convention took a recess In the hopes that the can didate* could get together on som* kind of a settlement. Speaker Cannon was agala ln th* ABANDONS HILLMAN CITY ORPHANS' HOME MRS. HARP LEAVES . SEATTLE AND TAKES HER FOUR •FOUNDLINGS WITH HER— FILED ANOTHER DIVORCE SUIT BEFORE GOING Mr* Elizabeth Harp, who during the past year ha* been conducting a bogus foundlings' home at Hlll man City, a* was recently told In The Btar. yesterday left Beattle and Is bell* to have gone to Port land. The woman. It Is said feared prosecution for collecting money under false pretenses In anllcltlng for •he support of her fake Institu tion, and decided to take time by the forelock and depart. Hhe took with her th* four little children who were her stock In trade at th* Hlllman City home, and wa. accompanied. It Is sail hy J c; McDonald, th* man whom she claim* to har* married In a Mor mon church In Utah. He nr" the -ft the city Mrs. Harp retained sn attorney and Instructed him to bring a divert-* suit for her against her lawful husband, who lives In Dutts, Muni. Hhe charges hltn with cruelty, nan-support sod drunkenness. There ore now two divorce! suits pending In th* su perior court ln whi- Sire. Harp I* the plaintiff ...J th* Butt* man de fendant. Washington Waterway company within decent bounds, ate also claiming attention. There are mini Important point* relating to the lighting plant about which the public Is still In dark ties* Ctty Knglneer Thomson and the founrllmtn who are standing by him have »o fur failed completely to enlighten *orot of the council men. even Much, however. It ex peeled to be learned from the re port which City Engineer Thomson will make to the council tonight 09 n. At Monday. .-ml vital matter* which vie- Urns of th« local electric trust art anxious to know nr* mentioned. Among them 1* the unwarranted .te lay In securing tht right of way for the light plant pole line, which Is now involved In a legal tangle lhat may delay the delivery at munic ipal light Indefinitely. "I hare not Investigated the sit ua'ton cloaely myself." aald Judga Mill A Root, president of the ctrle anion yestcr.lnr. hut It appeara that fairly »|ie,-!i progresses been made on th* ,mi light plant. Th* one phase of th» matter In which the union Is deeply lntereated Is how and to what extent the dec. Ulelty will I* distributed when It is brought to tb* city. The local lighting companies will undoubted ly make a strong effort to prsient tbt distribution of the cheap light and we want to ace that they do not override th* public'! Interest. "We are watching thla and other matters climsui two or three of oar . hair and Immediately after he had | called the convention to order he ! ordered a roll call. It was the loth ballot, and it stood: Yatea 187. Lowden 599. Deneen 381. Hamlin 116. Warner 11. Hher - man CO. Pierce 29 The 6Sth ballot taken Just prior to adjournment for ten days on ' May 20 was as follows Yates Its, l>iwlen 293. Deneen 1 rtHS. Hamlin 113, Warner 63, Bher- I man* 49 and Here* li. j The 6'itlt ballot showed no change Why Mrs. Harp should go to the' • spens* Of filing aa entirely new suit when she ha* a suit In which the same allegations are mad' is not eiplslned. In her second complaint th* i,,„. an **>-■ that her husband objected to her running an orphan** horn* and keeping snd supporting the four orphans, and took what money she collected for thetr benefit away from them. Her only 000 In life, she alleges, I* to care for the little or phans to whom she says the Is wholly devoted. It Is thought thai having taking th* children away from Mm Juris diction of the King county courts Mrs. Harp will return to the city. Th» Charity Organisation Boclety has been engaged for som* tlm* In looking up lh* woman's record and had Intended to tahe j the children from her and place them In the Washington Children's Home. LANE GOING NORTH I Charles D. Lone, th* California - Alaska mining operator, la In the B^rnTS* mf?\ A A C^K A The Seattle Star Mill. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1904 lii.-mli.'i s being present st every meeting nt tho nil '" keep a recoril of pi... ecdlnga ' The corporation committee's at ment of the It «aa franchlae It an other Important matter which lb* union's sub-committee la prolong. This I pi it.nit measure, for lea MM bett known to Hi* ' Iluien ta*lvaa, ha* been held up by the council even tlnce the new members went Into Office. Ii is roughly mtl male. hi ntembera of the union. reckoning the difference between the charges Imposed by the trust and tluwe provided for In UM new franchise, (hat the gas conturoera of tin- city are losing 1700 a day ever* day the matter la delayed. Approximately M.000.000 cubic feel of pa are uaed In the city 9*o*. month. Tin- difference between a price of tl for Illuminating gas and v"i nts for fuel gaa and a flat rate of 11. -". on sin h it latge amount la considerable. Th* Civic union h»a Inter- Itself In a persistent rumor that J. D. Kartell the QtOgA Northern rail road t political boat, no* president of th" Seattle lighting company. wtt given the latter position only that he might use his prestige to prevent the granting of a franchise tO thl American Improvement com pany. it la rumored that he win withdraw as soon aa that matter la decided, not being directly Interest ed in th* consolidate^! company*. The consolidate! company lv try ing to pay dividends on *'■-.' *3,> Olio non of watered slock. Bam Hill, president ■•' the Seattle Cat and Electric company, has acknowledged publicly that that company- atock was so badly watered that he had at keep up price* ta order 10 pay divi dends. The fltlf lis light * Tow er company wa* not burdened In that manner but It wta obliged to pay for a new plant, city en route to Koine, 11* says there wtll !•* a shortage ef labor In j Nome this season »nd that on this account ihe mining operations here err likely to be curtailed. KAISER WRITES Emperor AJvitcs Kuropatkln, and Germany May Get Into Trouble as a Result of Let ter 'II) |»^ri"r.i N»ws Ass > BERLIN, May II —It has de veloped that th* letter which the kaiser recently tent Oen. Kuropat \ kin by apiwlal courier, contained a lengthy expression of his views as to th* probable developments ai* the war. criticising the weak point* of , Russia and giving 9*oo* to Kuro pat kin The kaiser's act la taken • here as an Indiscretion, which msy ' b* Interpreted at a breach of neu- ' frailty, thus putting the govern- < ■M—d In a difficult poaltlon. SAVED HER FATHER Brave Little Girl at Ritzville Faced Angry Bull in Rescu ing Her Parent ItITJiVII.LU May 11.- Th* 10 --year-old daughter of Helnrlch H*ln rl< ii* saved her father from a horri ble death Sunday. The unfortunate man waa being gored by an angry bull when th* plucky . Ml* girl. hearing her father's crlei of agony, rtn to the scene, picked up a pitch fork and with Jabi and blows final ly drove the Infill la*est] animal away. Mr. lleinrii hi Is a prominent far mer living about two miles from town. He wat attempting to lead the bull Into Ihe barn when th* nr.in.it suddenly sprang forward with lowered head, one of the horns piercing Mr. H*lnrl< in the abdo men. It* fell but attempted to save himself from further Injury by hold ing; th* bull's horns si the maddened animal trampled on him. I Mr. If.-itiili lis la In a critical con dition. Hut for th* titoely assistance 'of bis little alii be would hay* been sored to death. Moroccan bandits Playing politics BRIGAND WANTS RANSOM, BU T IS ALSO TRYING TO PREVENT SEIZURE OF COUNTRY DV INVOLVING AMERICA AND OREAT BRITAIN—UNCLE SAW THREATENS TO HOUND A BRIGAND TO DEATH '■'__'' ' 1 (Bp*tl*l I* Th* Star) WASHINGTON, D. 0- May 81.— Tbt statement that the kidnaping • of lan Pvidliaidla, Itn- American millionaire, and hi* nephew, M.) Varley, a Urltlsh o*9*l is of grent political significance, made by M. Jean lie** the eminent explorer, at Parts. la causing considerable com ment In diplomatic circlet. At the aame time the stall depart ment la busy preparlag to *nfun* Its demand for the tnnnedate re lease of I'er.llcurdl* The Brooklyn with Hear Admiral t'had* -a aboard la now at Tangier, and the bandit Frassull haa been notified that America will hunt htm and bis as »<•< late* to death If any aerlotia In- Jury cornea to ."■ 9t*o while be ts In their hands Th.- Interview o( Ursa. tjl' I'renrb • iplorer, who*.- recent book on Mo rocco had a wide circulation ' throughout Kurope, was given out In iris lie declares that tin-re Is much 7** 1- **■ •o^-3 "U"A <ttX-l*'_2UCyvj:LV:A* c*e.*._»* -•*-•—__* TANGIKII. Morocco, May St.—The l\ 8. Crulaer ■TOO-I] fjylng H,e flng of Hear Admiral Chad wlch. .- In ■■..- harbor here, and other American warships are following. Rear Admiral Cbadwltk con tutted with M. Torres, representative of the sultan yesterday. Th- latter wa* Informed that Atactica will not grant llandlt Kraaaall any terms for tl.i release of Un I'erdlcardlt. . . i*~ WILL ATTEMPT TO SAVE PORT ARTHUR SIBERIAN REGIMENTS SENT SOUTH TOWARDS KIN CHOW AND WHOLE DIVISION WILL FOLLOW (Br Bcrlpp* New* Ais I TIENTSIN. May Sl.— It Is report ed that four Siberian regiments left T.ise. ban, twenty miles south of Newchwang, for Kin Chow Mon day. It is believed these will be followed by an entire division. In an effort to relieve Port Arthur. Tbia move glvea color to the re HIS LAST ROLL CALL William H. Wilson, a a. A. FL vet eran, after taking 9— In th* Me morial e«*r< l**« yesterday and help ing decorate th* graves at bis d* parted comradta, was taken 111 sud denly and dted at his in.me. 999 Tenth sv*nu* within a few hours after leaving the cerntttry. ll* waa not able to stand the nervous rain of th* day. Mr. Wilson has been a resident of Heattl* for St years. He was super intendent of th* city water works In IXJ2-4. under Mayor Ronald* admin istration. Ill* widow, a daughter Clara and a son, Charles, survive hlin. He was 14 year* of age. ALASKA FEUD CTiarfeJl with contplrlng to take | the llf of J. 11. Ethel, whom tbey mort beneath the sutf.i - of l!mid!t KrfWftuU'a actions than hn* already appeared. lit- btlltttt that la toil extent the action of the brigands Is Intended li* a protest ngulnnt th* contemplated division of Morocco and In »h« hup* that tin United Ktatia and Oreat Hrltalu will pro vent the contemplated aeliure of the country by France and Kpaln. "Hrasaull." aald M. lies*. "Is a foi met governmental functionary whom tbe sultan has forgotten to jay.'and he alnn In. (ie* that In Ihe ralMsotii to he paid by th* govern ment he will t.e. nn- arrears In pity and also wipe out at ratal o'd scores by forcing the retirement of several "tfli lata with,whom li* Is not on fn.-i.illy terms. "Th* political situation ereateil by" tbt prompt action of the I'nltetl •air* In sending warships to com pel Ilia release of the two hostuget la a decidedly Interesting one. It shows that the I i Had Ktnlea doca not recognise any power In Morocco ports that Gen. Kuropatkln haa agreed to Viceroy Alexfefra request; for tropt to be tent to Tort Arthur, In the hopes of beeping " from j falling Into the bands of.t!-.. enemy.) It also tend* to support the report j that Oen. Kuropatkln has planned to attack the Japanese In the rear, while th* latter are storming tbe walla of Port Arthur. I "ln'Tira "accuse of"lnsanity, Carl fraa* A. R. «Ik and A F. Kolger am having a hearing In Justice dor don* court thlt afternoon on the • Plication of i:i!h-i to have them j plttarl under boudt to keep tbe peraU. Tie tour nun Involved In the pro ceedings are miners, and Kibel Is a mining engineer of considerable prominence. They went to Yakutat Hay, 1 Alaska, together about three weeka ago for the purpose of de veloping certain properties owned by yhei at that pace. The three defendants In the rrlrn- Inal proceeding aire in Kthel's em piny, Hi alleges that after Yaku tat *a* reached, his three employes became rebellious, refused to work, and final!) attempted to murder hint. „ ll* claim* that they fired eight shot! »t him nnd i1,..t after firing two st them In return be took re rue* with i I— ataa, who protected bim until the steamer sailed fur-He sttle with hltn nn bosrd. He .charges that the three men followed hi tnon the nest steamer snd have been "laying for him" In this city. A* a consequence li* iiini'-.l tbelr arrest. The three miners claim thnt nthel acted queerly after reaching Yakutiit and that they ware afraid to -main In his employ. They vi 111 charge him with In*— thai claim. *eth*l live* lives at lilt Fifth av enue north. lie says he will lay the shooting affray In fine tin fed eral tin. Hie*. other ill,hi the lultaa mil I li-' she liii. ml* to lenora any iiinl>mt Ing* arrived at between England, I i.iiiM and .Al'.illl a* to which she baa presumably not been consull*d. "The pt.ro nt revolt on th" part of the Moorish pretender la undoubt edly fomented by th* French and Kpanlah agents to supply their gov i-i nun M. with an eicuse for Inter vention." In making the demand that Per ilii-nidls lie not harmed, CO—MI Gen eral liiimineie at Tangier was In-! struiie'i to Inform Pratatirl that no Kuropean power would lie permit- ' ted 1., prevent hi* punishment " I'ordleardls were harmed. 0 Tho American gunboats Marietta an.l CxMs—M have arrived, making four American vessels already here. The people are profoundly Im pressed with 'hi- show of power made by the United Ktstrs. FRANCE WILL HELP WASHINGTON 1). C. May 31 — It was leurned today that Krone* ha* agreed to exercise Its good of fices with tin- sultan of Morocco to ward securing the release of la I'lil'i.uis ami bin nephew. M Vnr ley, from the kldmipers, as the re suit of a direct suggestion from the ttate department. BEQUEATHS MONEY TO CHURCHES 111 l flcrlpps News .Ass'n) rOHTI.ANI), Qre., Mil 31—The will of Mrs. Amanda Keed was filed for probate today, and bequeaths nearly all of a $5,000,000 estate to charitable Institutions, churches and for founding of a ■.on sectarian si ho.-) at Portland, which i* la be called the ii Institution of learning and whlrh shall be de voted to the promotion of practical knowledge. Among the other be quests the lesvea the Throupe Poly technic college of Pasadena. Cal., 110.000. BLOCKADED my fscrlfp* New* Aas'n.) LONDON. May Sl.-The govern ment announces the receipt of a declaration from Tuklo of a com plete hl<H-k*de stnre May It of the IJiuia Ttmt, coast of Pltsewo nnd I'ulan Tien, which will continue to b* enforced. WANT CITY WATER O. t. llerg today filed a petition j with the city clerk asking the coun cil to allow him lo tap the Cedar [ river pipe line between Dunlap and Benton for the purpo«e of puttlnir In n private water system to supply 11 doren or more residences In the neighborhood. The wliter consum ers will pay the city for the water. If the city will allow thtta to buy It. RUSSIA WILL PAY BT I'LTKIXBIHUIO. May 31.— The standing claims of l^ngland against Hu*»i« for the seizure of ' Canadian fishing hosts on the Pa cific const has b*cn settled by Hus. sin agreeing to pay for two of the > six boats **!' ' I 1 Curl Kranai today swore to an . Insanity complaint ngalnst .1 11 • ■thai who lives at m* Fifth iv ' tnut north. Kthel will be examined ■ by a lunacy • oillllllssi.'ll In 111* SU perlot court tomorrow morning. * o*9*m9mßPoo9*omßAmoopmopoP+ommooo—i.\o**i*****mmtmomßmottoammi mf j THE ONLY PAPER IN SEATTLE j ; THAT DARES TO PRINT THE NEWS f ? .1 v ■[ f.- xx -. -.:: ' I a ***•*, ****** o***o***Bß* peg*** **Boß*gg* ******** ****a MHt»s««—§ *}t>\. 6. NO. M JAP TROOPS HOLD DALNY RUSSIANS I.KIT IN SUCH A MURKY THAT THEY NEGLECTED TO DESTROY RAILROADS AND DOCKS THAT MAY BE OF GREAT USE TO JAP AN ESE— GUNBOAT DAMAGED J TOKIO. May 31.-Oen. Oku. I "in mander of lb* army Operating ugaliisl I'ott Arthur, reports that I he t. panes* occupied I lain Monday. Over 100 warehouses and barracks, beside*- th. telegraph offices ami railway station were found unin jured. Over 2«0 railway cur* are still usable, but the small rullway I.i Ids** in Ibe neighborhood are de stroyed. .Ml dock* and piers, except the great pier, »10. I' was sui.ii re mala uninjured. Home »team launch es are also sunk at tin docks. Jap Gunboat Damaged XT. PETKItBDUnO, Ms) tl l"»l l.y refugees, mostly f.lilnese, state that the Japanese arrived there Shortly after the evacuation et the town by the Ra—■—ins In the Inte rim bandits had aUacked the place. FISHERMAN MAKES A GHASTLY FIND CORPSE OF MAN SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN LOST IN THB WOODS FOUND LONELY SPOT ON DICKEY RIVER fSpicial te Th* Star.) PORT ANGELES, May 31.—The mysterious dlsapprarance of Martin Erla and Matalu Erie, brothers, whose fate haa been unknown for the past two months, waa partially cleared up by the discovery of the body of lh* former. V Word came I. Port Angeles Sat urday when Coroner Wlllson was notified by Ji.Htlce of the Peace A- W. Smith of Mora of the ghastly discovery. While .the east bank of the Dickey river last Tuesday, M. K. Joltta noticed the corpse, sitting In an upright posi tion on a slump. The scene of the tntn't death was about one mile above the O. 11. Smith ranch. The neighbor* were summoned and an Investigation *.is begun. It was seen that the body was on the spur of i hemlock tree, leaning bark ! against the roots. The remains were badly lecoroposed, evidently having been exposed to the element! for many watte. However, by the clothing, general build, and color of till- mustache It wat determined that tbe dead roan was none other than Martin Erie, who with hit brother had not been seen for two montha. The Erie brothers, to far as ran be t«-. all. •!. called for their mail at the postoffice between February 16 and IS. They were In the habit of tailing regularly for their mall once' or twice a week, doing their trad- Ing it a nearby store However, tbey fflled to return, but no atten- EXPLOSION KNOXVILLE. Term.. May Sl.— The carelessness of workmen In a rock cut near Warwick on the Knoxville. Lafollette * Jelllio branch of Hi- Louisville - Nash ville railroad, resulted ln a prema ture explosion of a blasting charge yesterday, lhat caused tin- death of four men. Two others were fatal ly Injured. The dead arc: james birchell AND BON, John. John hunu3t. HENRY McAllister. All realdenti of Campbell county. Tennessee. DROWNED BALIDA, Col., May St.—Five per son* nre known to bave been drown ed, a child Is missing aIM more than a score of others barely escaped di niii In the surging waters of the Arkansas river here yesterday. The accident was caused by the collspse of a foot bridge, while Me morial service* »i-1 * In progress on the rtvvr bank. Th* bridge wo* 25 CENTS PES MONTH burning and pillaging many buM Ings. The arrival of th* Japanese afforded protection to th* Chinese. Japanese gunboat No. 1, according lo it rsport received '.day, was dam aged by shells front th* Port Anting foils Monday. It was r*<oiiiioltertn# near tbe shore and drew tbe fir* from th* forts. On* petty offlotr wis killed ..I'd thre* others obo—rt were Injured. One gun waa bad!/ damaged. GUNS IN GOOD CONDITION ROME May tl.- A Toklo -••*',? patch states that nearly alt tha guns captured by the Japaneae at • Kin Chow are In excellent condi- ] tion Two thousand wounded Jap anese have bene embarking at Kin Chow for Japan. . ttion was paid to the matter until they missed several trips. However, in two or three weeka, at nothing had been heard of tha nan. an extended inquiry was mad* by the nelghbora who went to the— * home for the purpot* of Investigat- Ing. 1( was found that the men had* locked up their cabin carefully be- 1 fore leaving, at wat their habit when they vent away for the day. Prior to their departure the etock had been fed, but every Indication showed thnt they never returned. Tbe sight that met the gtxe of tha searching party was pitiable in tb* extreme. A young calf, which had been locked in th* barn, was dead from starvation and a horse In th* stable had met the same fate. Tht cattle, whlrh had been allowed to run at large, were barely alive, hav ing eubslsted on whatever food they could pick up in the forest. The supposition of those who en gaged in the search It that th* brothers left their cabin to visit their homestead!. In some Unknown manner they became lott ln th** woods and evidently wandered until exhaustion and starvation overtook tln-nt From the position of tht corpse just found It appears at If the unfortunate man tat down to die. For many weeks hit remains lay In the wood* undiscovered and unburied. The body of Matbiaa baa not been found. The brothers were Germans and had been In this country about five years Martin was 30 years of age, Mathlas being about 40. crowded with people, when It sud detih collapsed and sll those on It »«re prelrpitated Into th* river I • low. The stream at tht* point It about 40 feet wide. 10 feet deep an* the current is very swift. That more lives were not lost i* due to the he role efforts of the people on the river banks, who rushed to the assistance of those struggling lii the water. The dead are: Mr*. narenw A. Tompkins, nged 35. Ilasel Lines, ■ie. d 6; Esther Morgan, ag*d I; Pearl Hoi;.iini. aged 9. Nora Anderson, aged IS, la miss ing, and th* body of a boy w.'ase J name has tud yet been learned, was seen floating two miles down th* river. MURDER SUICIDE illy Bcrlpp* News Ass'n.i PITTSBURG, Pa., May Sl.- -Irving" Wise, a well known engineer, thla morning shot and killed Kutlo Craft, a boarding house owner. Wise then committed suicide It la pre sumed that the Craft woman re jected Wlie at a suitor.